Peaky Blinders Tour Carl Chinn
Carl is a Birmingham icon and legend. An MBE Ph.D. F.Birm.Soc. A Professor of Community History at the University of Birmingham. A history advisor for the schools of Perry Beeches The Academy. He is also a Director of BrumTours and the curator of the Peaky Blinders Tour Carl Chinn.
Carl is a social historian with a national profile, newspaper columnist, public speaker, writer, and charity fundraiser.
A campaigner for good causes, he has also been active in pressing for the rights of working-class people.
Professor Chinn is the author of 33 books (of which one was about the Peaky Blinders). They include studies of working-class housing, urban working class life, working-class women’s lives, manufacturing, Birmingham, the Black Country, and ethnic minorities.
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Prof. Chinn has appeared as an expert on various television programmes. He is well-known for his weekly local history articles in the ‘Birmingham Mail’ and ‘Express and Star’. Not forgetting his monthly Brummagem Magazine!
Carl is a passionate and proud Brummie and West Midlander who began his teaching career in adult education. He believes strongly in the importance of life-long learning and of opening up educational opportunities to everyone.
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Professor Chinn is the author of 32 books
include studies of working-class housing, urban working class life, working-class women’s lives, manufacturing, Birmingham, the Black Country, and ethnic minorities.
Professor Chinn’s broadcasting and writing on housing, working-class life, poverty, women, ethnic minorities. The importance of manufacturing is deeply affected by his family’s working-class background. And too life in the back-to-backs of Birmingham.
Come along to a Peaky Blinders Tour Carl Chinn.
This affinity led him to take a prominent role in the campaign to save stuff. The last back to backs in Birmingham and turn them into a National Trust Museum.
Carl Chinn also featured strongly in the fight to ensure the re-opening of Birmingham’s Town Hall. In the drive for a memorial to the paupers who died in Birmingham Workhouse.
Also in the campaign for a fitting memorial for the victims of the Blitz in Birmingham.
He has been a supporter of the Birmingham St Patrick’s Parade and began the Birmingham St George’s Day Association.
This has led the way in celebrating England and Englishness in a positive and embracing way.
A supporter of manufacturing, Professor Chinn was a key figure in the battle to keep the Longbridge car factory open in 2001.
He has since supported the struggles for jobs at Chubb, Alstom, HP Sauce, and Smith and Nephew.
Throughout Professor Carl Chinn’s work in the community…
his overarching aim has been to push across the belief that each and every person has made their mark upon history
Throughout his work in the community, his overarching aim has been to push across a belief. That is that each and every person has made their mark upon history. Also that each and every person has a story to tell!
Peaky Blinders Tour Carl Chinn
Professor Chinn believes passionately that history must be democratised. That the lives of supposedly ‘ordinary’ people matter because the people themselves matter.
His work has focused upon those who too often have been excluded from or marginalised by formal history. The working class, especially the poor; women; and ethnic minorities.
Carl Chinn was awarded the MBE by her Majesty the Queen in June 2001. His services to local history and his fund-raising for local charities.
He has also been involved in building homes for orphans in Romania and in refurbishing a school in the Andes in Ecuador.
In 2004 Carl Chinn was made Chair of Community History at the University of Birmingham.
In 2010 he was awarded a Gold Medal by the Institute of Sheet Metal Engineering. This was for his ‘commitment, enthusiasm and support for our manufacturing heritage’.
November 2012 he was awarded a special Local Heroes Award by the Birmingham Mail for championing the City. His work in uncovering its past; and in June 2014, he was made a Master of the Open University for his work in community history.
Come along and join us on a Peaky Blinders Tour Carl Chinn.
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